Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-128

Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-128

Launch Complex 39A
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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United Space Alliance

United Space Alliance (USA) is a spaceflight operations company. USA is a joint venture which was established in August 1995 as a Limited Liability Company (LLC), equally owned by Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

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STS-128

STS-128 (ISS assembly flight 17A) was a NASA Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) that launched on 28 August 2009. Space Shuttle Discovery carried the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo as its primary payload. Leonardo contained a collection of experiments for studying the physics and chemistry of microgravity. Three spacewalks were carried out during the mission, which removed and replaced a materials processing experiment outside ESA's Columbus module, and returned an empty ammonia tank assembly.

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Space Shuttle Discovery


Serial OV-103

Launch Crew Count 7

Status Retired

Landing Time 2009-09-12T00:53:00+0000


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Crew

Frederick W. Sturckow

Commander

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1961-08-11

Status Active

Type Private


Kevin A. Ford

Pilot

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1960-07-07

Status Retired

Type Government


Christer Fuglesang

Mission Specialist

Nationality Swedish

Date Of Birth 1957-03-18

Status Retired

Type Government


John D. Olivas

Mission Specialist

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1966-05-25

Status Retired

Type Government


José Hernández

Mission Specialist

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1962-09-07

Status Retired

Type Government


Nicole Stott

Mission Specialist

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1962-11-19

Status Retired

Type Government


Patrick G. Forrester

Mission Specialist

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1957-03-31

Status Active

Type Government


Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103


Height 38.10 Meters

Max Stages 3

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 28200 kN

Diameter 8.40 Meters

Mass To LEO 24400 kg

Liftoff Mass 2040 Tonnes


Launch Success 38

Consecutive Success 38

Maiden Flight 1984-08-30

Launch Failures 0


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Space Shuttle

The Space Shuttle program was the fourth human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011.

International Space Station

The International Space Station programme is tied together by a complex set of legal, political and financial agreements between the sixteen nations involved in the project, governing ownership of the various components, rights to crewing and utilization, and responsibilities for crew rotation and resupply of the International Space Station. It was conceived in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan, during the Space Station Freedom project as it was originally called.

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